April 5, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
A pandemic isn’t getting in the way of progress.
Plans were filed with the Department of Buildings March 26 for a 48-story high-rise in Long Island City.
The 554-foot tall structure is expected to go up at 45-03 23rd St. and will consist of 285 apartment units including two penthouse floors, office space, and retail space.
The proposed building will include 76,996 square feet of commercial space, 194,423 square feet of residential space and 3,388 square feet for community facilities.
Charney Companies and Tavros Capital (under the Court Square 45th Avenue LLC) are listed as the developers.
Tavros Capital bought several parcels in 2016 and 2017 where the new development will sit. The addresses of the parcels extend from 23-10 to 23-16 45th Ave., and 45-03 to 45-09 23rd St. and consist of century-old multi-family homes.
The new project, however, will not cover the corner two-story building currently at 45-01 23rd St. The developer noted in city filings that attempts to purchase the property and its development rights from the owner were unsuccessful.
Tavros successfully rezoned the lots it did acquire to allow for the construction of a significantly shorter—but broader– building than what was permitted by zoning. The address for the development is listed as 45-03 23rd St.
The owners were able to build a 70-story structure as of right but sought a shorter building that would allow for more leasable square footage.
Demolition permits were filed in November 2019. Construction on the new building is planned to begin some time this year and be completed by 2022.